FLORIDA – A mass shooting at an airport in the state of Florida has claimed the lives of at least people and injured several others, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.
Friday’s shooting took place at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the southern state.
“There is an ongoing incident in Terminal 2, Baggage Claim,” said a post on the airport’s Twitter account.
Confirmed: Shooting at Fort Lauderdale -Hollywood International Airport with multiple people dead. One subject in custody.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017
One Twitter pic appeared to show a victim on the floor receiving treatment.
Around 73,000 people travel through Fort Lauderdale Airport every day.
The airport is currently closed while police restore calm.
I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 6, 2017
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) January 6, 2017
The video shows several injured people laying on the floor, as witnesses shout for medical help.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is travelling to the airport to be briefed by law enforcement.